10 May 2023

Sudan crisis: thousands flee to Ethiopia as fighting gets worse

Africa Correspondent

Fighting in Khartoum between Sudan’s army and the paramilitary RSF group shows no sign of abating despite diplomatic talks taking place in Saudi Arabia.

The World Health Organisation says the conflict has killed more than 600 people and injured at least 5,000.

The World Food Programme has also warned that 19 million people, or 40% of the country, could face increased food insecurity as a result of the recent violence.

Hundreds of thousands of people have also been forced to take refuge in neighbouring Chad, Egypt and South Sudan.